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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 16, 2020?

7 free events take place on Friday, October 16 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out October 16 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of October . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, October 16, 2020

All events, things to do on Friday, October 16, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors (in-person)


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. First come, first served (up to 12 participants). Masks and contact information required upon arrival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, Tai Chi Outdoors (in-person)

Tour | Explore The Seaport Museum’s Landmark Buildings (virtual)


This virtual visit offers the opportunity to see and learn the history of Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th century commercial architecture in New York, and home of the South Street Seaport Museum. Visit the upper floors of these New York City Landmarks, located within the National Register-listed South Street Seaport Historic District. Hear about the buildings’ incredible history and developments, and explore the remains of two 150-year-old hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, Explore The Seaport Museum&rsquo;s Landmark Buildings (virtual)

Concert | String Quartet and Guests: Cutting-Edge Repertoire (virtual)


Ethel is one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field with an eye on tradition and an ear to the future. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature cutting-edge repertoire. Guest artists and collaborators also make periodic appearances. Ethel is Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Corin Lee (violin). The concert takes place every Friday at 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, String Quartet and Guests: Cutting-Edge Repertoire (virtual)

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)


Come and enjoy fun evening with various comics in Times Square. For ages 13+. A purchase of 1 drink per person required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Comedy Clubs, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)

Performance | Broken Body: Drama with Elements of Theater, Butoh (Japanese Theater) and Dance (virtual)


Broken Body tells the story of three pregnant women who disappeared during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Presented by Ruta De La Memoria, directed by Natalia Cuellar, a company from Santiago, Chile that mixes theater, butoh, and dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5
Performances, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, Broken Body: Drama with Elements of Theater, Butoh (Japanese Theater) and Dance (virtual)

Theater | Give Me Your Hand: A Poetical Stroll through The National Gallery of London with Famed Actors (virtual)


Two of Ireland's finest actors, Dearbhla Molloy (The Royal Shakespeare Company; London's West End) and Dermot Crowley (HBO's Hunted; The Death of Stalin), take audiences on a virtual stroll through London's National Gallery, discovering afresh the Museum's masterpieces from Van Gogh and Van Eyck, to Rubens and Gainsborough. With humor and grace, Crowley and Molloy breathe fresh life into each painting's subjects with poetic stories from renowned Irish poet Paul Durcan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Theaters, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, Give Me Your Hand: A Poetical Stroll through The National Gallery of London with Famed Actors (virtual)

Classical Music | Annual Vocal Chamber Music Festival: Les Parisiennes (virtual)


Janai Brugger, soprano; Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Myra Huang, piano. The program features the works of trailblazing women composers during the Parisian Belle Epoque, including a rare complete performance of Lili Boulanger's epic song cycle Clairieres dans le ciel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 16, 2020, 10/16/2020, Annual Vocal Chamber Music Festival: Les Parisiennes (virtual)
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